More than 8 liters, V10 at redline, manual transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 mph. In a road legal car.
Need we say more? Oh yea, the car that made racing stripes famous in America.
The Dodge Viper has been loved, hated, cancelled, brought back from the dead,, for going on 20 years now. She is out of production now, but a group of enthusiasts (read: no factory backing) wanted to make sure everyone remembered this beast as one of the fastest, most brutal cars that there has ever been.
So they went to tackle the Nurburgring, the Green Hell. After a series of setbacks that included bad weather, driver changes, dwindling track time, mechanical issues, oh, and a huge crunch due to a blown tire while flat out.....they set a 7:01 and 3 tenths.
11 seconds off the 2011 record breaking Viper run. Hats off to this Doc crew, they nailed it.
Just another post to showcase the best drivers in the world, again.
Enjoy these two, and then let yourself wander down the internet black hole and discover some old and new rallying vids for yourself. You're not doing anything better with your time.
Even WRC testing is better than any other racing going on today (well maybe V8 supercars...a close second)
How they keep these things under control is anyone's guess....
Hard to say...who's crazier, the drivers or the fans?
I say let'em get as close as they want. (Looking right at you Poland)
Haven't heard of G Yamazawa yet? Well here you go. Straight fire, No fluff, no frills, just honest, from the street rap with local talent making appearances on most tracks. Here are a few gems to get you started, more on his youtube channel.
At least this guy knew to get out of town. Just didn't know the word for it.
I can't believe the other people in this video are real.
Not sure if this video is really from 1990s or the outtakes from a recent boot strapped horror movie, or possibly the unreleased Napoleon Dynamite 2, but whatever it is. it's a real time machine.
Hopefully some high school kids are doing this today, for us all to enjoy/cringe at 30 years later.
Wait for it.
The Revolution Smile wasn't around (that) long, but they have a unique groove
110 horsepower may not seem like a lot today, but how that horsepower is produced makes all the difference in the world.
Steam engines began showing up on tractors with various HP outputs during the late 1800s, and at the time were a revolutionary new way of replacing horse drawn plows and equipment trailers. They remained in production until the diesel engine began to take over and unfortunately most were scrapped for the World War 1 effort. A few survive, such as this example. This is a great example of the seemingly endless amounts of torque that steam engines, combined with gearing, can produce.
This is the definition of a 'Full Pull', and all the while putting on a fireworks show for the crowd.
CASE produced thousands of these steam powered tractors, and often were demonstrated to potential buyers by having them pull loads that at the time weren't possible by other means.
First video is a straight side shot, the second video is a mash up of 3 other angles and drone footage.
Third video is a more in depth walk through (on a different tractor) of how these steam traction engines operated
Causing a ruckus in the streets because your like minded idiot friends are too? Better watch out. A well placed tear gas canister to the soft bits will make you re-think your decisions. Good shot Phoenix PD.
1947. The war is over, and the beaches are open. Cape Hatteras, NC has long been famous for it's unique Light House and surf fishing. Driving or walking out on the beach and casting a rod out into the tumbling waters has been a draw to the coast of NC for many decades now. Here we have a short instructional video showing some methods for catching channel bass, or stripped bass, a treasure to catch and enjoy fried or on the grill. Notice the war surplus Dodge WC Command Car, and the size of the bass being brought in. Both of these aren't seen much anymore. Snowball knows the deal.
A few years later, and it's obvious that the beaches are becoming a bit more popular. 4wd trucks and jeeps (Willys wagons, CJ5s, and even a Model T (or A) is drug out there) are abundant, and allow greater access to the remote points and secret fishing holes. many go out to catch dinner, but there are quite a few that just head out to enjoy the scenery and fellowship, and the occasional beverage. Many of these places don't exist anymore, and the beach itself is ever changing. Quick time capsule of what some of the Outer Banks used to look like,
Note, at the 3 minute mark, there is footage from Ocracoke Island and the Ocracoke lighthouse. It mostly looks the same to this day.
One of the fastest and awesome locations on the WRC circuit is threatened, due to over reaching organizers. The WRC organization claims that the rally spectators are getting too close to the action and a serious incident is going to happen. I say let them get as close as they want, and if the fans jump barriers, then they take their life into their own hands. It seems all to common these days to allow a few bad apples to suck the fun out of everything. You want to reach out and touch a car as it flies (literally) past you? Go ahead. The fans are the reason any sport exists. What do you think?
Anyway, for the time being, enjoy these bonkers drivers (and fans) while you witness the most insane stop on the WRC circuit.